Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
How did you come to that conclusion? Not attacking you. I actually hope you're right, but I don't see how Brown at 3.5 million for 1 year, cancels out Bethea who's averaging about 5 million a year over four years.
Whitner makes more than Bethea. From everything i have read, cancelling starts with contracts with the same number and then less before cancelling higher contracts. It is not by which contract is closest or most similar. Now if we have an equal amount of qualified FA signings as qualified FA losses, then Whitner would be cancelled out.
I'm not an expert and the actual formula is not public. I do consider myself somewhat knowledgeable on the subject as i've been looking at how it works for several years now. But that doesn't mean i can't be wrong:
Last year i was saying we would get a 4th rd comp pick while our beat writers (i think Maiocco) and some knowledgeable posters here were saying we'd get a 3rd rd pick. (We got a 4th).
This year i thought we'd get a 4th, and i was pretty sure we were going to get a 4th... and we got a 3rd.
So i don't have it perfected, i'm just speaking by what i have read and my tidbit of experience.
[ Edited by azninersfan on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:24 PM ]